A few of my favorite things

Today I want to share a few of my favorite thing, things that make me feel good because of their humanity, because of their humor, or simply because they make me smile.

First, I live in an animal rescue home, meaning I have a daughter who works in animal rescue so we have a mishmash of animals.  Some rescued from the brink of death, some just so darn cute they were hard to resist.  Because we live the animal rescue life, I have a particular passion for rescue charities. One that is truly grassroots and does work that most will not is Stray Rescue of St. Louis; Randy Grim the founder of this rescue is one of my heroes.  Today I want to share the link for one of his success stories – http://www.strayrescue.org/DaddyLabToday – warning some of these pictures are hard to look at, but are the reality of rescue.

The second thing I want to share, my favorite funny Facebook page.  I am a nerd at heart, like sci-fi, tech stuff, and I am socially awkward.  So my favorite laughs on FB come from this page –Nerdgasm.  Things like this –

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I also like The Onion – but it is a bit more controversial in its humor and everyone may not appreciate it as much as me.

Lastly, things that make me smile.  This is my new addiction, if I am not at work, not working out, not blogging, or doing other fun or necessary things in my life, I am here – http://www.humansofnewyork.com/.  It is absolutely fascinating and I have ordered the book so I can have my obsession with me everywhere.  Below is just one of the pictures from this fantastic site.

Tomorrow will be my 21st day!  I am ending with a 5:30 am boot camp, figured I might as well end on a high note. I hope I have not bored you all too much with my daily blogs, but it has been fun, challenging, but fun to share each day.

Until Tomorrow…

My other passion and a short PSA

My blog is mostly about my journey and has focused primarily on my running, which has become part of my life and something I really enjoy and oh, by the way it is making me healthier.

Tonight I want to share a message about another passion of mine, rescue animals.  This might scare some of you off, some of you might think I am crazy and others may applaud.  Right now in my home I have 8 rescue animals…yes, eight.

Some are cats and some are dogs, but all are part of our family.  They each have their own story and their own personality, some of their personalities clash and others are very close, just like a family.

If you have never rescued an animal or had a pet I highly recommend getting one.  The unconditional love, the companionship and the fun are priceless.  Every day so many animals are abandoned, abused and unloved, rescuing is so important and the returns are innumerable.

Introducing  – Quigley – the lover, Allie – the protector, Blossom – the boss, Charlie – the gentleman, Aurora – the scaredy cat , Lucky Bob – antsy, Tiny Beast – the brat, Batman – the curious cat

Thank you for allowing me to introduce my animal family.

In case you need a run update – I am running in a 5K next weekend, training for a 10K in October and of course the Disney Princess Half in February.

180 days smoke free and 161 more nights sleep before the Disney Princess Half Marathon.